Category Archives: car accidents

Looky Loo or Rubbernecker – growing my traffic jargon vocabulary

I was monitoring RTTI or Real Time Traffic Twitter accounts yesterday and read a new name for an old problem, that I hadn’t heard of before. Down Under we call them rubberneckers. It’s the same result though. Frequently when there … Continue reading

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Synthia – A Simulation of Driverless Car Training

It’s an nice cartoon simulation, but I want to see the real video. In the simulation I noted: -Ambient light. Cool, that’s a real problem in only a few parts of the world, like New Zealand. As are long periods … Continue reading

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Gloogle to stick pedestrians to a car after a crash

In this story from Gizmag, they have a new idea on making sure pedestrians stick around after having been struck by a car. Where would we be without out of the box thinkers, right? But aren’t they telling us that … Continue reading

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Hands-free driving on Auckland’s motorway – Business – NZ Herald News

A driver on Auckland’s motorway sits with his arms clasped in his lap in a video that shows the reality of the self-driving car phenomenon. – New Zealand Herald Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.nzherald.co.nz I had no idea this was … Continue reading

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Video shows Google self-driving car hit bus

Newly released video shows recorded by cameras on the bus show the moment a Google self-driving car learned the hard way not to tussle with a public bus. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk Google is doing the right thing in … Continue reading

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Fully autonomous cars not due until 2050 –

Experts have said we will have to wait some time for autonomous cars, with all vehicles predicted to be ‘highly autonomous’ by 2040 but not fully driverless until 10 years later. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk That’s not what everyone … Continue reading

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Accident-free zone: The German town which scrapped all traffic lights and road signs

A small town in Germany which scrapped all its traffic lights and road signs in a bid to cut down on crashes reported yesterday that the experiment is ‘a total success’. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk Could it work where … Continue reading

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How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90 percent (Q&A) – CNET

For Road Trip 2015, CNET talks with the University of Michigan’s Peter Sweatman about the rapid merging of computers and cars, and the fake city in Ann Arbor where it’s being put to the test. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.cnet.comContinue reading

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USA 2013 424,000 distracted driving injuries – Texting and driving is bad! (So why do we still do it?)

“At least we’re not as bad as the national average!” Continue reading

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